Residents along 87th Street from Somerset Drive to Nall Avenue have requested the City consider traffic calming for their street. For details related to our traffic calming program, click here.
The traffic calming process is a resident driven process done in conjunction with the Public Works Department and the Police Department. Based on initial speed and traffic volume data obtained, the City thinks it is appropriate to move forward with a project as described in the Traffic Calming Program.
The initial petition will be circulated soon and if 30% of the residents are in favor of traffic calming then a formal study will be conducted to determine if 87th Street meets the programs minimum qualifications. If 87th Street qualifies for traffic calming then residents will help determine solutions and will hold a neighborhood meeting at that time. After the neighborhood meeting there would be a final petition, requiring 60% approval. The final step is council approval.
July 2018 - Utility conflict coordination has pushed the construction of the improvements to the spring of 2019 and, as part of the utility coordination effort, some additional investigation is required. This will require a utility locating company to be in the neighborhood in early July locating the exact depths of sanitary service lines. Residents will see some personnel and equipment in the street and working within the right-of-way. A public meeting will be held later this summer.